PREVIEW: Silver Speaks: Form @The Goldsmiths’ Centre

The Goldsmiths’ Centre will present a number of works created by contemporary British Silversmiths from the 1st June to the 23rd September. 


Silver Speaks: Form is a new exhibition, formed of work that has been made by  members  of  Contemporary  British  Silversmiths.  The exhibition will offer visitors an opportunity to look behind the scenes at the techniques that makers use to work in silver, while exploring their own relationship with materials and techniques.

The exhibition is taking place as part of the year long programme of events to celebrate creativity  and  skill  in  British  silversmithing  today. It will showcase 33 works along with maker’s tools, original samples and drawings.

Those silversmiths whose work will be on display were selected because their pieces  successfully  interpreted  one  of  the  themes  outlined  in  the  brief, as  well  as  simultaneously  exhibiting  excellence  in  design and craftsmanship.

Silver Speaks: Form complements the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Idea to Object exhibition, which examines how a work in silver is brought into being from the design  concept through to the final piece.

Talking about the exhibition, Karin Paynter, Director of Silver Speaks, comments:  “Form  is all about celebrating the making process,   demonstrating the importance of tools and  materials for individual silversmiths and showcasing the breadth of craftsmanship in  British silversmithing.”

Silver Speaks: Form will run at The Goldsmiths’ Centre from the 1st June until the 23rd September. For more information visit:




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